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Advanced Gunsmithing: A Manual Of Instruction In The Manufacture, Alteration, And Repair Of Firearms

A historical landmark title on the practice of gunsmithing.Widely regarded as one of the foremost bibles of gunsmithing of its time, Vickery’s Advanced Gunsmithing is still relevant to this day. With in-depth explanations on different gunsmithing tools, gun parts, and methods, this technical resource complements other modern titles in the contemporary gunsmithing book market.Vickery’s passion for tools, and the firearms he could manipulate with them, gives this book its spirit of resourcefulness and experimentation. Different aspects of gunsmithing are highlighted in the book’s twenty chapters, such as barreling, chambering, action, and other kinds of metal-working. Vickery also attempts to reduce the gunsmither’s reliance on hard-to-find tools, and often describes alternate methods where possible. The informational text is supplemented by detailed illustrations, which are in turn accompanied by live photographs so that the reader can accurately compare his or her work to the text’s instruction.Vickery’s clear and precise instruction covers gunsmithing essentials and techniques for both the amateur and professional smith. The book’s historical significance and previous rare editions make it a valuable collector’s item for any firearm enthusiast. Classic and practical, Advanced Gunsmithing is a noteworthy companion to the gunsmither’s workbench.Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Paperback: 448 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition (February 17, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 162914438X

ISBN-13: 978-1629144382

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.2 inches

Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #221,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #29 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Weaponsmithing #146 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Metal Work #223 in Books > Sports & Outdoors > Hunting & Fishing > Shooting

This manual may have much detail in it about smiting of both short and long guns but finding that information is cumbersome and almost impossible to research a specific problem. If you know squat and want to learn about general Smithing of weapons and if you have a machine shop at your side than you might read this text book learning in the prescribed order presented then in the end you may be a competent Gunsmith. However if you need a quick reference to help you fix a problem you are wasting your time here. There is no index of defects nor is there even a table of contents. Good luck finding specifics.

This book goes into great detail on the craft. If you have a serious interest in the mechanical aspects of firearms construction and repair, this is the book for you! Perfect for the professional and amateur gunsmith alike. Get this book and read it cover-to-cover. Enough said!

This book presents detailed information on operations working metal in firearms. It is dated, but it is a good start. Not all skills are covered, but includes references to more dated books, some which are very hard to find now. It has enough info get an idea what to search for with modern sources, like the internet to attempt a procedure. Learn the danger signs in each operation, this is no place for lazy.

This appears to have been written for the "shade tree gunsmith" who has no equipment, and works "on the cheap". If really interested in an in depth work on the subject, get a copy of W. Greener's book from Barns and Nobel Booksellers or any source available to you. Granted, it was originally published in the late 1800s, but it covers all of the alternatives available to remedy the problems with the firearms encountered by the average sportsman, firearms customizer, and restorer.

Good for historic information. Too much time spent trying to be a piece of literature, not enough time on modern methods and materials. The writing gets in the way of the information that is there. While there is some good information in it, there is not enough to attempt to start repairing/building.

A very strong technical resource. Not an easy reader and some of the techniques are out of date but incredible how much techniques have stayed the same.

Bought it for my husband, who owns a library of gun books! He says some material is a bit dated, but provides interesting information on past techniques used by gunsmiths. Well written, too.

This is the real deal. If you want to be a master gunsmith you need to understand how they did it in the past. Also, there is much to be learned about just working metal.

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